IEP/ 504 Advocacy Info

Whether your child’s diagnosis came from us or another provider’s office, we are here to help navigate the process of securing services in the school environment. In the past, Dr. Fillmore has worked with students’ families to identify which accommodations would be appropriate to ask for and most helpful for the student. Recommendations are backed by research and sound professional practice, meaning that there is evidence that the requested accommodations will be helpful. Knowing this, families feel more knowledgeable about their options and better prepared to advocate for their student.

When it is time for students to have an initial or yearly Case Conference Committee meeting at their school (to implement or review an IEP), families may decide that they want an outside presence to guide their decision-making. While schools typically have the best interest of the student in mind, families may still feel as if they are on a different team than the rest of the committee. The AAC is committed to working collaboratively with schools to ensure student needs are met appropriately and sustainably. Dr. Fillmore has acted as the lead school psychology professional in dozens of case conferences and is able to offer support in the preparation stages, attend the meeting with families, and/or review the proposed IEP to help address family concerns.